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What does glass lined water heater mean?

In order to protect stainless steel from corrosion, the inner surface of the storage tank is fused with a layer of processed glass. The method of application of enamel/glass-lining is different from polymer coating, but the objective of both is to prevent corrosion.

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Then, how long do glass lined water heaters last?

In most areas and for many water conditions they last about five years before they are completely depleted. If you read the manual that comes with your water heater you will see the manufacturer recommend that the anode be inspected at least annually for deterioration. Second is the glass lining.

Also Know, what is glass lined tank? Glass-Fused-to-Steel (Glass-Lined-Steel) is a unique tank finish. The two materials are fused together to achieve the best properties of both – the strength and flexibility of steel combined with the corrosion resistance of glass.

Also know, are all water heaters glass lined?

Almost all water heaters have been made the same way for the past 60 years. They construct a steel tank, then bond vitreous glass to the inside of it to keep it from rusting. There are variations in manufacturing quality, however, so some tanks might have a better glass lining than others.

Do glass lined water heaters rust?

Most water-heater tanks are made of glass-lined steel. If water gets through imperfections in the glass, then you can count on rust and eventually a leak. Actually, tank rust usually isn't discovered until after a leak occurs — and then it's too late.

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